Project ID

M2010-10

Abstract

When local vegetable producers "scale up" their production to meet an increasing demand for local produce from institutional and retail purchasers, they face a number of investment challenges as they adopt appropriate systems and techniques. A key area of interest is how to manage transplant production as growers expand their operations.

Key Question

How can information about transplant production help Iowa vegetable farmers?

Findings

Appropriate transplant production systems can be an important element of a farm's success. Understanding the interaction of different system elements can reduce overall investment and provide durable, flexible systems. A successful system requires components that mesh well and fit the needs of the operation.

Principal Investigator(s)

Joseph Ward

Co-Investigator(s)

Chris Blanchard

Year of Grant Completion

2013

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